Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE on Wednesday implored Bernie SandersBernie SandersRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'It's not coming out' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden must keep progressive promises or risk losing midterms MORE supporters to back his presidential campaign, echoing the Vermont senator's attacks on the "rigged system."
"We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place. The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money," the likely GOP nominee said during a campaign speech in New York.
"That’s why we’re asking Bernie Sanders’s voters to join our movement: so together we can fix the system for all Americans. Importantly, this includes fixing all of our many disastrous trade deals. Because it’s not just the political system that’s rigged. It’s the whole economy."
The lines could have been lifted directly from a speech by Sanders, who built his Democratic presidential campaign on themes of an economy and political world rigged by elites.
It's all part of Trump's effort to woo Sanders voters who are disgusted with politics as usual and looking for an outsider, populist candidate.
While presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE and other Democrats are confident that Sanders supporters will unite under the party's banner, a new Bloomberg poll found that almost half of his supporters say they won't vote for Clinton and 22 percent breaking for Trump.